Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Town Hall closing early Friday afternoon

    Due to deteriorating weather conditions and to ensure that non-essential town employees have safe travels home, Sunset Beach Town Hall will be closing at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The Town’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated and staffed. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the EOC at 910-579-2456.

  • Washout closes boulevard lane in Sunset Beach

    The eastbound lane of Sunset Boulevard North at the intersection of Park Road in Sunset Beach has been closed because of a roadway washout.

    The lane will remain closed until further notice, according to an update issued by town clerk Lisa Anglin at 11:48 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

    With the area under a tropical storm warning and flash flood watch, weather conditions were expected to deteriorate Friday afternoon, with heavy rain accumulating at 4 to 7 inches and winds gusting at 50 mph. Localized flooding can be expected.

  • Carolina Shores issues state of emergency

    The town of Carolina Shores has issued a state of emergency effective at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

    The town encourages residents to monitor the National Weather Service as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches and to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm-force winds, particularly in low-lying or flood-prone areas.

  • N.C. electric cooperatives prepare for storm

    North Carolina’s electric cooperatives stand ready to respond if power outages occur as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine, which is forecast to bring heavy rain to much of the state, as well as steady winds to several eastern and coastal North Carolina counties.

    Local electric cooperative crews are preparing equipment, and vehicles are on site in potentially affected areas.

    The cooperatives encourage members to take steps to prepare in case power outages occur.

  • Brunswick County Schools activate early release schedule

    Brunswick County Schools will release early today due to inclement weather conditions.

    BCS spokeswoman Jessican Swencki said high schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., middle schools will dismiss at noon and elementary schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. All after-school activities are cancelled.

    Staff will be dismissed two hours after student dismissal at their respective schools. All classified staff will receive two hours of forgiven time.

  • Crews extinguish 16-car fire Thursday at Leland salvage yard

    LELAND— Fire crews quickly extinguished a 16-car fire Thursday afternoon at a salvage yard in Leland. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. at Cadillac Heaven Salvage Yard at 991 Maco Road.

    Brad Babson, prevention and preparedness specialist with the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office, said the call initially came in with 20 cars affected. When crews arrived, the owner of the yard, Cary Bilich, was using a tractor with a lift to move what cars he could away from the fire.

  • BFA housing survey under way

    Brunswick Family Assistance has undertaken a county-wide affordable housing survey.

    The survey is being conducted by Drs. Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier, co-directors of the UNCW Social Science Applied Research Center, with funding provided by UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement through a Community Engagement Grant.

  • Deputies arrest man in stabbings of two Whiteville women

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in the stabbings of two Whiteville women, including one who died of her injuries.

    James Edward McKamey, 51, of Whiteville, was driving a 2012 Subaru Outback belonging to Carol Greer when deputies stopped him about 9:15 a.m. Sept. 1 in Supply. He is accused of stabbing two women in Whiteville: 35-year-old Reshonta Love in the 300 block of West Nance Street on Aug. 29 and 65-year-old Greer on Aug. 30.

  • Tornado watch extended to midnight

    A tornado watch for the area has been extended until midnight Saturday.

    As rain descends on the region, the National Hurricane Center forecasts the center of Tropical Storm Hermine will move across the coastal Carolinas on Friday night and move offshore of the North Carolina coast on Saturday.

    At 8 a.m. Friday, maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast while the center of Hermine remains over land. Some re-strengthening is expected after the center moves offshore Saturday.

  • Federal officials to visit Sunset Beach regarding Palm Cove

    Public concern about the Palm Cove residential development under construction on the east end of the Sunset Beach island have led to a pending visit by federal officials.

    Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina’s National Flood Insurance Program are tentatively set to visit Sunset Beach during the week of Sept. 18, Town Administrator Susan Parker wrote in an Aug. 22 email to town council.